New bungalow opens in Salisbury

December 21, 2023

Golden Lane Housing (GLH) has worked with leading adult social care provider National Care Group and Wiltshire Council to open a new supported living service in the Salisbury.

In response to local demand, the fully refurbished bungalow, provided by GLH, has already become home for three people ready to take their next steps towards achieving their goals.

The new service is a bespoke design to support people with learning disabilities, enabling and empowering them to increase their independence. The bungalow underwent several adaptations by contactor Anderton Gables with input from GLH surveyors,  including increasing the size of one of the bathrooms, adding a staff sleep in room, repairs works, and new flooring and internal decoration, to make sure the tenants could live there safely and comfortably.

The bungalow will ensure that the three people can create a home for themselves and become part of the local community while still getting the expert support from National Care Group.

Abdul Latif, Director of Development and Growth at GLH said:

“Our mission is to help people with learning disabilities and autistic people find safe, secure housing, adapted to their needs. We worked with our partners to make sure the home was suited to the individual needs of our three tenants. We made a number of adaptations that will help the tenants to live as independently as possible in the community. We wish them well in their new home and hope they are settling in well.”

Belinda Robinson, Director of Development at National Care Group, said:

“The successful partnership we have established with the team at Wiltshire Council has enabled us to work collaboratively and develop a service that will meet an identified local need. Through careful planning, we have worked with partners at Golden Lane Housing to create a service that perfectly matches the requirements of the three new people we will be supporting. We look forward to seeing the tenants enjoying their new home and supporting them to become active citizens in their local community.”

Cllr Jane Davies, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said:

“We asked our families and young people to tell us about their experiences and what we can do to help. We then acted on the responses we received and invested in this new accommodation and support and now we have this wonderful example of a supported home. As a local authority we’re committed to ensuring people have the opportunities to thrive and enjoy being in their communities.”